The Trouble with Going Home : A Simona Griffo Mystery
Amateur sleuth and epicure par excellence Simona Griffo has always had a tendency to step right into trouble. Here, in her fifth outing, Simona returns to her native Rome from the United States and, immediately upon setting foot on Italian soil, becomes a helpless onlooker as two thugs on a motor scooter snatch a bag from an American art student and then murder her.Simona retreats to her mother's friend Mirella's apartment (where the art student had recently been staying), but can't find the usual solace in her mother's cooking, what with a nosy ispettore poking around. Simona manages to stay out of the case...until the bloody murder weapon is traced back to Mirella's kitchen. Everyone - from mild Mirella to her fiesty and mischievous mother, Nonna, to her sluggish son, Luca, and even Simona's own mother - becomes a suspect. Simona has no choice but to investigate the case herself and try to clear her mother and their old friends. She is also preoccupied with trying to find out exactly why her mother has left her father and come to stay with Mirella in the first place. She soon discovers that Tamar, the murdered art student, may have found a lost Leonardo da Vinci drawing, and that she crossed paths with an impoverished prince and an enterprising American businessman who both had their reasons for wanting her dead.
- Hardback | 269 pages
- 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
- 01 Jan 1995
- HarperCollins Publishers
- United States